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Barbara G. Walker


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Barbara G. Walker (born July 2, 1930) is a U.S. author and feminist who writes about spirtuality, anthropology, literature and mythology. She also is an influential knitting expert and the author of several classic encyclopedic knitting references and knitting books. Her feminist work and activism led the The American Humanist Association to name her "Humanist Heroine" in 1993. In 2009 I had the honor of meeting her in person at Sock Summit, where I asked her to pick one of my hat designs as her namesake. She chose this hat! I think that her reaction and choice make this design even more special and endearing for me. The hat is worked flat then seamed together with the shirred panel. Instructions for several different accessories will allow you to personalize and change the the look of your hat. (Gray sample shown worked in size M using Tactile Fiber Arts Superwash Merino-Tencel Fingering (50% superwash merino wool, 50% tencel, 4 oz/113.5 g, 412 yds/ 376.5 m; color: slate, 1 skein. Brown sample worked in size M using Anzula Squishy (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yds/ 115 g; color: cocoa, 1 skein.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic shaping Seaming GAUGE 33 sts and 45 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st with larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Toddler (Child/X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large) Finished Head Circumference: 16.5 (19, 19.5, 20.75, 22, 22.5)"/ 42, 48.5, 49.5, 52.5, 56, 57)cm, fits heads up to 2"/ 5cm larger than finished size Height: 5.25 (6, 6.25, 6.75, 7, 7.5)"/ 13.5 (15, 15.5, 17, 18, 19)cm

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  • Approximately 165 (220, 235, 270, 295, 325) yds/ 151 (201, 215, 247, 270, 297) m of fingering weight yarn needles: US 2/ 2.75 mm needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm needles for working small circumferences, or size to obtain gauge
  • US 1/ 2.25 mm needle, or 1-2 sizes smaller than larger needle

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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns. While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a crafter and sewer. I used to make my own clothes in high school and made jewelry. Two years ago, I got a bit into silversmithing as well. Aside from freelance design work, I am also have a couple of publishing projects coming down the pike. I also have a small boutique business, Crafty Diversions (, which distributes other designers' patterns and products to yarn shops and retailers. web: ravelry: annekuolukito facebook: annekuolukito twitter: annekuolukito instagram: craftydiversions